In Judaism you sign a Ketubah (which means marriage contract) immediately before your actual wedding ceremony. It is framed and displayed on the mantle in our family room for all to see and continually reminds us of the promises we made before our family, friends, rabbi and God when we married. If you choose to pursue an adoption plan with us, we would like to do something similar with you which will also be displayed in our house. Below are some things we think can be a part of this contract, but we would love to work with you on the details.
We promise to love your child unconditionally, and nurture him or her to grow into the best person they can be. We promise to provide a safe home for them to thrive in. We promise to be there for your child no matter what life has in store for them and to instill your child with a sense of right and wrong, love of family, God, and our great country.
We promise we will embrace your child’s independence, make education a priority and balance educational achievement with extracurricular activities and hobbies they enjoy.
We want your child to have a happy and joyful childhood filled with family and friends. We promise to respect you and have you be as much a part of your child’s life as you want and is healthy for your child. We promise to let you be a part of telling your child their adoption story if you so choose. We realize this is a story the two of you share and you can tell it best. We promise to honor and celebrate it.
Lastly, we promise to work as a team so the child will grow up knowing he or she is loved by all of us. I think we can all agree that no child can be loved too much! We hope to be able to take this journey together.